Numerical Roster Countdown: Day 20, Mitch Burroughs

Less than three weeks stand between us and our date with Georgia. Hope they don't mind going Dutch.

We've got 20 days until kickoff...so today we'll be highlighting #20 on the Boise State roster—Mitch Burroughs

#20, Mitch Burroughs, Junior, WR

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Stats

Height: 5'9"

Weight: 187 lbs. 

High School: Meridian High School, Meridian, ID

How'd he get to The Blue™?

Burroughs lettered four times in football at Meridian High playing receiver and running back. As a senior, Burroughs was named Velocity/Prep Star All-Region and placed on the All-SIC second team after rushing for 450 yards and racking up 520 receiving yards and 10 TDs. Burroughs junior season was incredible, as he was named Southern Idaho Conference Player of Year, first-team All-SIC, and second-team all-state after rushing for 650 yards (6.5 YPC) and grabbing 56 receptions for 994 yards and 23 touchdowns. Burroughs had offers from Idaho and Idaho State.

Nickname

"The Burrower"

While not exactly rodent-like in appearance, I'd ilke to think Mitch could burrow himself deep into coverage to await some Kellen Moore double rainbows.

Look-a-like 

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Actor Richard Tyson

Career highlights

Named Boise State's Offensive Scout Player of the Year in 2008. Played in 13 games for the Broncos in 2009, including one start against New Mexico State. Played in 8 games in 2010 on offense and special teams.

Career lowlight

Injury cut short 2010 season.

2011 prospectus

Despite catching less passes and recording less receiving yards, the consensus seemed to be that Burroughs' 2010 season was going much better than the one preceding it. It's hard to put my finger on why, exactly...especially since Burroughs year ended with an injury, but he seemed to have found a bit better rhythm in the offense, and the coaching staff had been giving him more to work with than bubble screens, which had been disastrous in 2009. Also, Burroughs had played well on special teams before the injury finished his year. This season, I'm optimistic that Burroughs can pick up where he left off—as a solid contributor on special teams and an occasional contributor in the receiving game. I think he'll probably be behind both Chris Potter and Kirby Moore at slot, but think he'll make the most of the time he's given and put together a nice junior campaign. Lord knows this kid is due. He'll break 100 yards this year receiving and play extensively on special teams.

Completely made up fact

Like most football players his age, Burroughs dreams of playing on Sundays. Unlike most player his age, the game he dreams of playing is Advanced Dungeons & Dragons.

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